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Nothing to be Frightened of
by  Julian Barnes  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 6 March 2008
ISBN 9780224085236
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£16.99
Hardback. Very fine new unread condition. Signed by the author directly on the title page.
Synopsis
'I don't believe in God, but I miss him.' Julian Barnes' new book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his brother (a philosopher), a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the French writer Jules Renard. Though he warns us that 'this is not my autobiography', the result is like a tour of the mind of one of our most brilliant writers. When Angela Carter reviewed Barnes' first novel, Metroland, she praised the mature way he wrote about death. Now, nearly thirty years later, he returns ......more
 
 
     
Life of Pi
by  Yann Martel  
Publisher Canongate
Published Date 9 May 2002
ISBN 1841952451
First Edition   First Printing  
£65.00
Hardback book in dustjacket. Very fine/veryfine new unread condition. Lovely copy of the Booker winner.
Synopsis
Yann Martel's Life of Pi is a transformative novel, an astonishing work of imagination that will delight and stun readers in equal measure. It is a triumph of storytelling and a tale that will, as one character puts it, make you believe in God. After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wide, wild Pacific. The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, one zebra (with broken leg), an orang-utan, a 450-pound Royal Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker and Pi - a 16-year-old Indian boy. As the 'crew' begin to assert their ......more
 
 
     
Last Night in Twisted River
by  John Irving  
Publisher Bloomsbury
Published Date 18 October 2009
ISBN 9781408801840
First Edition   First Printing  
£35.99

Hardback in dustjacket. Fine/fine new unread condition. Signed by John Irving directly on the title page in black pen.

Product Description

In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County - to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto - pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. In a story spanning five ......more
 
 
     
Jericho
by  Dirk Bogarde  
Publisher Viking
Published Date 16 March 1992
ISBN 0670840440
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£22.99
ardback book in dustjacket. First edition first printing. Fine/fine. Slight spine lean from reading. Signed by Dirk Bogarde driectly on the title page. Picture of signature available on request. Book not price-clipped - shows price of £14.99.
Synopsis
William's life is complicated enough. A writer and a father of two, he is about to start divorce proceedings when a cryptic letter, together with the key, arrives from his estranged younger brother James. A house in a French village can be his, with three years' rent paid in advance...more
 
 
     
If you Liked School You'll Love Work
by  Irvine Welsh  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 5 July 2007
ISBN 9780224081269
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£18.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Very fine/very fine new unread condition. Signed by the author directly on the title page. Synopsis:
In his first short-story collection since "The Acid House", Irvine Welsh sets us five tricky questions. In "Rattlesnakes" how do three young Americans find themselves lost in the desert, and why does one find himself performing fellatio on another while being watched by the bare-breasted Madeline and two armed Mexicans? Who is the mysterious Korean chef who has moved upstairs to Chicago socialite Kendra Cross, in "The D.O.G.S. of Lincoln Park'", and what does he have to do with the disappearance of her faithful pooch Toto? In the title story, can Mickey ......more
 
 
     
Human Traces
by  Sebastian Faulks  
Publisher Hutchinson
Published Date 29 August 2005
ISBN 0091794552
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£11.99

Hardback book in dustjacket. Near fine/near fine book.  - unread but some shelfwear to dustjacket and a few minor marks to page edges. Signed by Sebastian Faulks directly on the title page.
Synopsis
"Human Traces" explores the question of what kind of beings men and women really are. Jacques Rebire and Thomas Midwinter, both sixteen when the story starts in 1876, come from different countries and contrasting families. They are united by an ambition to understand how the mind works and whether madness is the price we pay for being human. As psychiatrists, their quest takes them from the squalor of the Victorian lunatic asylum to the ......more

 
 
     
HUMAN CHAIN - SIGNED NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION
by  Seamus Heaney  
Publisher Faber and Faber
Published Date 2 September 2010
ISBN 9780571269235
Signed   First Edition   First Printing   Limited Edition
£350.00
Hardback in slipcase. Limited edition of 300 signed for the public and a further 25 signed for the author. This is number 62 of 300. Very fine new condition. Signed by the author on a numbered limitation page.
Product Description
Seamus Heaney’s new collection elicits continuities and solidarities, between husband and wife, child and parent, then and now, inside an intently remembered present – the stepping stones of the day, the weight and heft of what is passed from hand to hand, lifted and lowered. Human Chain also broaches larger questions of transmission, as lifelines to the inherited past. There are newly minted versions of anonymous early Irish lyrics, poems which stand ......more
 
 
     
High Fidelity
by  Nick Hornby  
Publisher Gollancz
Published Date 1995
ISBN 0575057483
First Edition   First Printing  
£19.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. VG/VG read once condition. Dustjacket is price-clipped. Some dustiness to top page edges....more
 
 
     
Ghostwritten
by  David Mitchell  
Publisher Sceptre
Published Date 19 August 1999
ISBN 0340739746
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£199.99
First edition first printing 10987654321. Large trade softback (no hardback version issued). Signed on the title page by David Mitchell with his customary squiggle and the words London and a drawing of a ghost. VG+. Very nice copy of this highly collectible author's scarce first novel. There are no reading lines to the spine. Very mild bumping to the corners. There is a dustmark to the very edge of the lower pages from where it was previously stored on a slightly dusty shelf. There is also slight bumping to some of the lower page corners.
Synopsis
An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what connects him to a jazz buff in downtown Tokyo? A ......more
 
 
     
Ghostwritten
by  David Mitchell  
Publisher Sceptre
Published Date 19 August 1999
ISBN 0340739746
First Edition   First Printing  
£109.99

First edition first printing 10987654321. Large trade softback (no hardback version issued). VG read condition. Slight bumping to cover corners. Some reading lines to spine and slight lean. Nice copy of this highly collectible author's scarce first novel.
Synopsis
An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what connects him to a jazz buff in downtown Tokyo? A woman on a holy mountain talks to a tree - and the tree talks back - unaware of the effect the financial irregularities of a burnt-out lawyer will have on her life.

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Engleby
by  Sebastian Faulks  
Publisher Hutchinson
Published Date 3 May 2007
ISBN 9780091794507
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£17.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine new unread condition. Signed by the author.
Synopsis:
Mike Engleby says things that others dare not even think. When the novel opens in the 1970's, he is a university student, having survived a 'traditional' school. A man of devoid of scruple or self-pity, Engleby provides a disarmingly frank account of English education. In the course of his subsequent career, which brings us up to the present day, he and the reader encounter many famous people - actors, writers, politicians, household names - but the most memorable is Engleby himself. For beneath the disturbing surface of his observations, lies an unfolding mystery of gripping power. ......more
 
 
     
Enduring Love
by  Ian McEwan  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 11 September 1997
ISBN 0224050311
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£29.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. First edition first printing. VG+/VG+. Signed by author. Signed by Ian McEwan in black pen directly on the title page. Some pinching and creasing to the spine ends. Slight bumping to the top dustjacket corners and the foredge. Some creasing to rear top edge of dustjacket. Not price-clipped - shows price of £15.99. No previous owner inscriptions.
Synopsis
One windy spring day in the Chilterns Joe Rose's calm, organized life is shattered by a ballooning accident. The afternoon, Rose reflects, could have ended in mere tragedy, but for his brief meeting with Jed Parry. Unknown to Rose, something passes between them - something that gives birth in Parry ......more
 
 
     
DEVIL MAY CARE - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION (NUMBER 13) OF 500 IN SLIPCASE
by  Sebastian Faulks  
Publisher Penguin
Published Date 28 May 2008
ISBN 9780718154493
Signed   First Edition   First Printing   Limited Edition
£319.99

Limited Special Edition in a red velvet box with hinged opening. This has the number 13 on the barcode sticker - first 50 were only available to those who queued at Waterstones Picadilly for the launch event. Also comes with promotional flyer from the event. The item is in very fine new unopened condition - still sealed with the manufacturer’s shrinkwrap. The book nestles in a surround of black silk. Inside the front cover is a certificate from the Fleming estate. No dust jacket as issued, the book has the jacket artwork printed directly onto the boards. The book has a silk ribbon page mark and silver-edged pages. The books is signed by Sebastian Faulks and limited to 500.

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Crime
by  Irvine Welsh  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 3 July 2008
ISBN 9780224080521
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£18.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Signed by Irvine Welsh directly on the title page. Very fine new unread condition.
Synopsis
Now bereft of both youth and ambition, Detective Inspector Ray Lennox is recovering from a mental breakdown induced by occupational stress and cocaine abuse, and a particularly horrifying child sex murder case back in Edinburgh. On vacation in Florida, his fiancee Trudi is only interested in planning their forthcoming wedding, and a bitter argument sees a deranged Lennox cast adrift in strip-mall Florida. He meets two women in a seedy bar, ending up at their apartment for a coke binge interrupted by two menacing strangers. After the ensuing brawl, Lennox ......more
 
 
     
Cloud Atlas
by  David Mitchell  
Publisher Sceptre
Published Date 1 March 2004
ISBN 0340822775
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£275.00

Hardback in dustjacket. First edition first printing: 10987654321. Signed by the author to the title page in black pen. The book and dustjacket are unread but only in vg/vg condition due to some bumping/wear when the book was handled/transported by the publishers. The book boards and dustjacket have been fairly badly bumped to the lower corners (see picture of front board corner) and there is some resultant creasing to the very corners of the first few page edges. There is some shelfwear to the dustjacket edges. The scarce bellyband is in place but has some creases/wear to the edges.

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Chocolat
by  Joanne Harris  
Publisher Doubleday
Published Date 4 March 1999
ISBN 0385410646
First Edition   First Printing  
£47.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. VG+/VG+ used condition. Not price-clipped - shows price of £12.99. Spine good and straight - no previous owner inscriptions. Light page tanning. Slight shelfwear. Nice collectible copy.
Synopsis
When an exotic stranger opens a chocolate boutique in a French village at the beginning of Lent, the traditional season for self-denial, it divides the community and causes a conflict that escalates into a "church not chocolate" battle. ...more
 
 
     
C
by  Tom McCarthy  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 2010
ISBN 9780224090209
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£39.99
Hardback in dustjacket. Signed by the author in black pen directly on the title page. Fine/fine new unread condition. Booker longlisted.
Product Description
"C" follows the short, intense life of Serge Carrefax, a man who - as his name suggests - surges into the electric modernity of the early twentieth century, transfixed by the technologies that will obliterate him. Born to the sound of one of the very earliest experimental wireless stations, Serge finds himself steeped in a weird world of transmissions, whose very air seems filled with cryptic and poetic signals of all kinds. When personal loss strikes him in his adolescence, this world takes on a darker and more morbid ......more
 
 
     
Brick Lane
by  Monica Ali  
Publisher Doubleday
Published Date 24 June 2003
ISBN 038560484x
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£24.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Very fine/very fine new unread condition. Signed by Monica Ali directly on the title page.
Synopsis
Nazneen's inauspicious entry to the world, an apparent stillbirth on the hard mud floor of a Bangladeshi village hut, imbues in her a sense of fatalism that she carries across continents when she is married off to Chanu. Her life in London's Tower Hamlets is, on the surface, calm. For years, keeping house and rearing children, she does what is expected of her. Yet Nazneen walks a tightrope stretched between her daughters' embarrassment and her husband's resentments. Chanu calls his elder daughter the little memsahib. 'I didn't ask to be born here,' ......more
 
 
     
Black Swan Green
by  David Mitchell  
Publisher Sceptre
Published Date 8 May 2006
ISBN 0340822791
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£16.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Book and dustjacket in very fine new unread condition. Signed by the author directly on the title page.
Synopsis
David Mitchell, author of the Man Booker-shortlisted "Cloud Atlas", returns with a vintage novel destined to be his most captivating achievement to date. David Mitchell comes home - to England, 1982, and the cusp of adolescence. Jason Taylor is 13, doomed to be growing up in the most boring family in the deadest village (Black Swan Green) in the dullest county (Worcestershire) in the most tedious nation (England) on earth. And he stammers. 13 chapters, each as self-contained as a short story, follow 13 months in his life as he negotiates the ......more
 
 
     
Be Near Me
by  Andrew O'Hagan  
Publisher Faber and Faber
Published Date 17 August 2006
ISBN 0571216021
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£17.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Very fine/very fine new unread condition. Signed by Andrew O'Hagan directly on the page.
Synopsis:
When an English priest takes over a small Scottish parish, not everyone is ready to accept him. He makes friends with two local youths, Mark and Lisa, and clashes with a world he can barely understand. The town seems to grow darker each night. Fate comes calling and before the summer is out his quiet life is the focus of public hysteria. Father David looks back to find a Lancashire childhood. He remembers a lost father and a grand school for Catholic boys. He finds 1960s Oxford in the heat of student revolt and recalls a choice he once made in the orange ......more
 
 
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